Cognitive Behavior Therapy for the Middle School Student Term Paper by Master Researcher

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for the Middle School Student
A discussion of the use of cognitive behavior therapy in the treatment of depression in middle school students.
# 40006 | 2,900 words | 12 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 03, 2003 in Education (Education Psychology) , Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Therapies)

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This paper explores the use of cognitive behavior therapy on the middle school student suffering from a major depressive disorder. The paper explains why CBT is ideal for middle school students and focuses on the role of the school guidance counselor in treating these students.

Introduction: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Depression as Defined in the DSM-IV-TR
The Middle School Student with Major Depressive Disorder
The Application of CBT with Middle School Students
The Effectiveness of the CBT Approach and Middle School Students
School Guidance Counselors and CBT

From the Paper:

"CBT is believed a comprehensive method of treatment in that it combines two forms of psychotherapy: First, CBT utilizes cognitive therapy to identify specific patterns of thinking as responsible for promoting specific problems associated with depression. Once identified, the patient can address these thought patterns and break away from the cyclical circumstances which might trap them into depressive thoughts. Second, the patient is given behavior therapy as a means of identifying the behaviors that generate depression (e.g.: alcoholism or stagnant employment) and chart how the patient responds to these behaviors. Specific emotions can emerge from these patterns of behavior, such as constant feelings of depression, fear, or anger, and behavior therapy helps the patient distinguish the origins of these emotions to better deal with them. (Leutwyler: 1995)
"Through the techniques utilized in CBT, patients suffering from depression can make great strides towards improving their behavior and mood patters without the use of drug or long- term psychiatry. In addition, CBT is considered a form of active therapy, indicating that the therapist becomes involved in the interpretation of behaviors and the direction of problem- solving."

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